Construction begins for University of Sydney Business School

Ground was officially broken on the Abercrombie Precinct Project on July 1, 2013, marking the official start of the construction phase of a $180-million, state-of-the-art facility for the University of Sydney Business School.

University of Sydney Business School
Ceremonial groundbreaking for the new Sydney Business School
The Hon. Barry O’Farrell, Premier of New South Wales, performed the ceremonial ground-breaking, in the presence of the Chancellor of the University of Sydney, Belinda Hutchinson AM, University of Sydney Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Dr Michael Spence, and Professor Tyrone Carlin and Professor David Grant, Co-Deans of the University of Sydney Business School.

“This event is a significant milestone for the University of Sydney,” said the university’s Vice-Chancellor Dr Michael Spence. “The construction of this site will provide a state-of-the-art learning environment for the next generation of business leaders. The world-class facilities will benefit the entire university community, and support the university’s objective of providing a business school placed among the top-ranking universities in the world.”

Construction of the Abercrombie Precinct Project represents the most significant capital investment in the history of the Business School, and will provide students and staff with five floors of teaching, learning and administrative facilities, including a 550-seat lecture theatre, three 300-seat theatres, technologically enabled learning hubs and student accommodation.

“The new facilities represent the next phase in a process of transformation of the Business School, bringing all of our staff and students together for the first time,” said Co-Dean Professor Tyrone Carlin. “Most importantly, these facilities will provide the fabric for a world-class learning and research environment for the best and brightest students and academics.”

Construction of the facility will be carried out by John Holland, a wholly owned subsidiary of Leighton Holdings Limited that has been appointed as head contractor on the project.

The Abercrombie Precinct site is situated on the southern edge of the university’s Darlington Campus, and is bordered by Darlington Lane to the north, Codrington Street to the east, Abercrombie Street to the south and Darlington Public School to the west.


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